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Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need to Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy & Awesome Hardcover – July 3, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (July 3, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006019636X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060196363
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #974,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Teenage girls often want sensitive answers to tricky questions about their skin, hair, makeup, and bodies. Well, Bobbi Brown's your woman! Beauty editor of the NBC Today show and coauthor with Annemarie Iverson of Bobbi Brown Beauty, Brown's hope is that teen girls will learn to recognize their own natural beauty and simply bring it out with makeup and healthy living. She specializes in the "makeunder," insisting that makeovers "tend to involve lots of makeup and a masking of who you really are." Teenage Beauty is "the ultimate beauty guide for young women. It takes the mystery out of all those confusing rituals so that you can figure out how to feel happier and more relaxed about your looks." Thirty chapters, packed with close-up photos of regular, everyday girls (as well as one or two celebrities!) include titles like "Zits!" "I Hate My ___," "The Perfect Makeup Kit," "Smelling Good/Smelling Bad," "Rock 'n' Roll Babes: Hip Beauty Style," and "Global Beauty." Brown devotes one chapter each to African American, Latin American, and Asian American teen beauty. A thoroughly positive, upbeat style aims to make every girl see and accentuate her own individual beauty. --Emilie Coulter

From School Library Journal

YA-Brown and Iverson give teens basic beauty tips and a large boost to their self-esteem. They set the tone with "makeunders," before-and-after color photos of young people in which a very limited amount of makeup has been applied to highlight their naturalness, and with advice that begins in bold, hot-pink letters: "YOU SHOULD STAND OUT, NOT YOUR MAKEUP." The advice is broken down into lists and bullets and accompanied by diagrams and photos. The authors stress the importance of diet and exercise. There are chapters for African Americans, Latin Americans, Asian Americans, and "Global Beauties." Later chapters give more recommendations for teens who are athletes and those hoping to be models. An index of resources provides ideas on where to buy beauty products, advice on going to a dermatologist, and general thoughts on weight loss. Brown's own line of beauty products are not mentioned in the body of the book, but merely listed as a Web site in the index. Sound, supportive, and conservative beauty advice that teens (and their parents) will love.
Jane S. Drabkin, Potomac Community Library, Woodbridge, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Customer Reviews

For her it will not be a "read once" book.
Margie Bogdanow
It made me feel like a princess and like I was the most beautiful girl in the world, even before I used her makeup tips.
Sam Clemmens
She said it was very appropriate and had lots of releveant good information.
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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Crescent Moon on January 1, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A must read for not only teens and pre teens but also young adults and folks who are not that familiar with makeup and beauty. I just turned 20 so I'm not a teen anymore so I was a little hesitant about getting this book but being that I don't have much experience with makeup I got it anyway. I ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting because it was so informative and interesting. It doesn't only feature makeup help, however, it also gives advice about how to eat right and taking care of your skin. Also it talks about self esteem and how you won't love your outside until you love your inside. I bet there's a lot in here that even adults could benifit from but it's written in a fun, easy to read and understand teen language.
P.S. I love how Bobbie Brown encourages you to use the least amount of makeup because makeup is to enhance your look not make you look like a different person (or a clown I might add)
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I was a little disippointed with the book. I was hoping for more of a manual on the how-tos of make-up technique, and did not find it BB's book. Bobbie's text would say something like, "apply a light tinted eyeliner," but would not describe how to do it, where (like thickness, length of stroke, etc.) to do it, or even why the eyeliner should be light. This book seems to be more inspirational than educational. It's a confidence builder a-la SNL's Stuart Smally or elemertary school's Project Self-Esteem bear, Harmony. I would say 85% of the book's text is used to reassure teenagers that they are beautiful no matter what the media, peers, etc. would have you think.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 26, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Compared to most beauty books that simply push product, this book is a true testament to the importance of "Inner Beauty".
Bobbi walks us through all of the problems we encounter as emotionally charged teens, reminding us throughout, that true beauty is a state of mind and something that really does come from within-not from what societal standards dictate.
Not afraid to air some her own insecurities as a teen, Bobbi truly practices what she preaches--readers will walk away from this book feeling like they really know her-and from what I read and see, she's a true inspiration!
I highly recommend this book for people of all ages--not only teens--we all need that healthy reminder that each and every one of us are beautiful in our own right!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book was excellently put together and I really appreciate how Bobbi had many sections on Global beauty and how her style of writing made you feel good about yourself. She encouraged young girls to be a minimalist with make-up and let your true self shine through. She also was excellent with giving basic rules and techniques to applying make-up. She had models in the book of all ages, races and sizes. She tells young women that it is very important for you to pick a role model that you can relate to and not to choose one that you are the complete opposite from. She dealt with many teenage issues such as weight, braces and the biggest of all, zits. She tells us how to deal with these issues and to love ourselves anyway. This is one of my favorite books. I highly recommend it to every teenage girl.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 19, 2000
Format: Hardcover
WHEN I ORDERED THIS BOOK I THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT MAKEUP ,, AND THE STEPS OF HOW TO PUT IT THEN ,, WHEN I RECIEVE IT I GOT FIRST DISAPOINTED BECAUSE IT WASNT WHAT I WANT ... BUT WHEN I READ IT .. I REALLEY LOVVVVVVVVE IT ,,, IT WAS ABOUT HOW TO GET INNER AND NATURAL BEAUTY .. ..THERE IS ALL THE ANSWERS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS IN UR MIND FOR BOBBI .. AND HOW TO SHOW UR NATURAL BEAUTY WITH A PIT OF MAKE UP ...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Badmama on August 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I bought this as a gift for my 12 year-old niece. I read it before I gave it to her to make sure it was appropriate. I LOVED THIS BOOK. Bobbi addresses the girls as peers, tells them to love their looks, particularly those things which make them "unique"- freckles, a strong nose, etc., and urges them to use make-up primarily as an enhancement. She also discusses skin care, hair care, and shows before and after pictures. I want to get the one for adults, and I already plan on buying one for my own daughter when she is older.
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book isn't something you'd expect form a professional make-up artist. Bobbi talks about make-up a whole but never explains exactly how to apply it. And Bobbi contradicts herself in areas; like proclaiming Brooke Shields and the ultimate beauty, then going on to tell us we are all beautiful and beauty comes in different shapes and sizes. She also begins many sections with "You want..." or "You don't want to..." I thought the point was for US to decide what looks work for US. The section on body image attempts to make girls of all body types feel good about themselves, explaining we can't all be as thin as women such as Courteney Cox. Yet those are the only pages in the entire book which show anyone over maybe a size 3. There are no plus sized girls featured anywhere else, only to serve as an example of what exactly plus size is. Any book by Kevin Aucoin would be a better bet, and a better spend.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I think this book is fantastic!! I have it at home- it's really cool since it has tons of chapters-all of them based on beauty. How great is that?! There are chapters on eyes, base, cheeks, and everything else!It has a chapter on preteen beauty. It has info on how to make your own beauty pallette, and, like I said, IT'S FUN! Anyone can understand it, too. There are pictures for examples. I couldn't take my eyes off of it. Oh- I almost forgot- it has info on African-american beauty, and Asian. Don't forget- this book rules!
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